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Radley Balko: Rise of the Warrior Cop, a CATO Inst. Debate vs Mark Lomax, Exec.Dir. of Nat'l Tactical Officers Assn (SWAT Lobby)

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces


http://youtu.be/26bH7ZL2W8E

[VERY Large file: 888mb] .MP4: http://cdn.cato.org/archive-2013/chb-07-24-13.mp4
[47.7mb] .MP3: http://cdn.cato.org/archive-2013/chba-07-24-13.mp3

Capitol Hill Briefing
July 24, 2013 12:00PM
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Radley Balko, Author, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, Senior Writer, Huffington Post; and Mark Lomax, Executive Director, National Association of Tactical Officers [actually, it's called the NTOA, the National Tactical Officers Association]; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.


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One of the most disturbing trends in American policing in recent years has been the militarization of police weaponry and tactics.

In his new book, The Rise of the Warrior Cop, author Radley Balko traces the arc of American law enforcement from the constables of colonial times to present day SWAT teams and special response units. With the martial rhetoric surrounding the “war on drugs” and the “war on terrorism,” policymakers have signed off on a dangerously aggressive style of policing that too often leads to unnecessary deaths and injuries.

Is modern law enforcement on a collision course with our Bill of Rights?

Join us for wide-ranging discussion of paramilitary police tactics in America.

P.S. Okay to be fair, NTOA is not really a SWAT lobby, per-se, but current and retired SWAT member association/fraternity.

Gotta say though, as ANY gunnies would know, the 'NTOA-approved' "member tested & recommended" products, in my past experience, has been pretty good, so far.

If you've ever shopped online for gun/hunting related products and or accessories, you probably came across their logo:

For those who maybe interested, check out some of the following:

http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/N-T-O-A-Member-Tested-Re...
http://www.uscav.com/SearchMan.aspx?Man=296&TabID=548
http://www.blackhawk.com/catalog/ntoa-approved-gear,7.htm
http://www.eberlestock.com/G3M%20NTOA%20Review.htm

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UPDATE 1: MoxNews' CSPAN-feed of the above CATO event posted:

RISE Of The WARRIOR COP: The Militarization Of America's Police Forces

MOXNEWSd0tC0M
Published on Aug 11, 2013

August 10, 2013 C-SPAN
http://MOXNews.com
RISE Of The WARRIOR COP: The Militarization Of America's Police Forces




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Mox's CSPAN-feed of the above CATO event posted:

RISE Of The WARRIOR COP: The Militarization Of America's Police Forces

http://youtu.be/26bH7ZL2W8E

MOXNEWSd0tC0M
Published on Aug 11, 2013

August 10, 2013 C-SPAN
http://MOXNews.com
RISE Of The WARRIOR COP: The Militarization Of America's Police Forces

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I consider myself a warrior

I consider myself a warrior and the many people I trained with, I consider them warriors, as they earned it. I have the utmost respect for their status. But they didn't earn their status or my respect from being in law enforcement. I do not see the correlation of honor or even that of the status of warrior, as I do not see any honor in what they do. I do not even trust them, any of them. They never admit liability or admit it when they are wrong. They tazer 75 year old men upset with tellers at BOA, they shoot family pets cowardly, and they know they can get away with it. But they do not deserve the status of warrior, because they are far less than that honorable status of warrior. With martial arts came respect and honor. There isn't either in that profession. They have turned on the public nationwide and the good have failed to acknowledge this let alone do anything about it. This is not the way of the warrior. Their silent blue code is not the way of the Warrior. Their silent blue code is organized crime, it is not the way of the Warrior.

Be Your Own Media!!!

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul